Writings by Nora Griffin

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Spatialism in Action: Lucio Fontana at Gagosian Gallery


His Ambiente Spaziale were on view in May and June


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Francesca DiMattio at Salon 94 and Salon 94 Freemans


However closely she references classical, renaissance and modernist genres, her paintings never lapse into nostalgia, but instead give off an arch contemporary emotion.


Baker Overstreet, Sequined Cyclone Sequence, 2008. Acrylic and latex on canvas, 48 by 62 inches. Cover NOVEMBER 2008: The Continental Bathosphere, 2008. Acrylic and latex on canvas, 62 by 48 inches. Images courtesy of Fredericks & Freiser, New York.

Baker Overstreet: Follies at Fredericks & Freiser


Baker Overstreet at Fredericks and Freiser


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Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York


After being run through the pressure chamber of Conceptual Art, geometric forms for many artists working today are not indicative of a strict allegiance to any kind of school of non-objective thought or practice. From the storied history laid out in the rooms of “Geo/Metric” it seems that geometry in art has indeed reached its highest accomplishment: the freedom of eternal fresh starts.


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Mike Nemire: HiColor


Nemire’s paintings carry the same obscure emotional charge as video color test bands, glowing stripes of pure color that signal a pause before the start of the video’s narrative. The paintings are all variations on that “before” moment, endowing it with resonance as the primary subject.


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Tensegrity


The overriding mood in the gallery is inexplicably hopeful, perhaps a subliminal effect of the Buckminster Fuller term, “Tensegrity,” given to the exhibition. Fuller’s theory of tensegrity, the harmonious synergy and tension of parts within an integral structure.